Kwasu, has narrated how he impersonated the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto
Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah and defrauded prominent Nigerians of
millions of naira.
David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church Worldwide, who he claimed gave him
N500,000; the Chairman, Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko, N1m; Admiral
Ndubuisi Kanu, N500,000; businessman, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, N2m.
Otudeko, CEO, Honeywell: From Admiral Kanu, I got N500,000. I also got
N500,000 from Bishop Oyedepo and N2m from Dantata. I also got money from
Gen. Wushishi and others.
in Bishop Kukah’s name. I registered a SIM card in my name, but used
Bishop Kukah’s picture on my True Caller account, so that when I call,
his picture would appear (on the recipient’s phone.)”
in his bank account, adding that the suspect spent most of the money he
made on girls and hard drugs.
late Anglican Bishop, James Kwasu, also exploited his father’s name, to
extort money from the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, when the
latter was the Speaker, House of Representatives.
a passport with the name, Mathew Hassah Kukah Jehu, and also opened an
account with the GTB in the same name.
telephone and told them I was Bishop Kukah. I used his picture on my
True Caller account, so that when I called people, they would think he
was the one talking with them.
Kukah’s name which I used to open an account with GTB. The money I
realised was paid into the account and I used an Automated Teller
Machine card to withdraw it.”
the account, Kwasu was said to have visited the bank to complain, where
he was arrested.
been arrested and remanded in prison for impersonating Bishop Steven
Akobe of the Anglican Diocese of Kabba, Kogi State, but was granted
so I sent my girlfriend. But she was arrested and I was taken to court
and sentenced to two months imprisonment or N9,000 fine,” Kwasu stated.
had two female siblings, sold his deceased parents’ house in Kaduna for
N10m and lavished the money on girls and a profligate lifestyle.
Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, stated that Kwasu was arrested
by the men of his command, after Kukah complained about his activities.
from Bishop Kukah alleging that the boy had been impersonating him and
extorting money from prominent people. So, my men went to work and were
able to track the suspect and arrest him. He is a habitual criminal and
I would like to advise the public against responding to emails or phone
calls from unknown persons requesting financial support for one cause
or the other.”